Christmas with the Knowles family! Long before Beyonce was Queen Bey and Solange was a trendsetting performer, the two sisters were regular little girls, opening their Christmas presents in matching dresses.
Solange, 28, shared photos from that simpler time via Instagram on Thursday, Dec. 25. She posted a series of shots from a family Christmas more than 20 years ago.
In the first photo, an adorable young Solange poses with her sister Beyonce, now 33, and parents Matthew and Tina Knowles. The two singers wear coordinated outfits for Christmas, sporting red, white, and green plaid dresses with green velvet bodices.
Beyonce's curly brunette hair is down in the shot, while Solange's is pulled back with a matching bow. The now-estranged Knowles parents sit on a couch behind their daughters, grinning with their arms around one another. Dressed up for the festive occasion, Matthew, now 63, wears a white collared shirt with a printed tie and slacks, while Tina, 60, rocks a black blazer with lace sleeves and a short skirt.
"'Can't be be bothered' since 90…" Solange captioned the image. "Merry Christmas!"
In a second photo, the little girl is shown playing with holiday decorations. Then about 4 years old, Solange tosses a garland over her shoulder and admires the ornaments adorning her home's window.
The third and final photo features Beyonce and Solange together. The Destiny's Child alum gazes out the window while her little sister hams it up for the camera in front of her. "Doing the most since 90," writes Solange, who is pictured with her eyes closed and smile on her face.
"I'm very proud of my sister and protective of her," Beyonce told Essence in 2003, years before their famous elevator feud with Bey's husband Jay Z. "Solange is the one person I will fight for. Don't talk about my sister; don't play with me about my sister. If you do, you'll see another side of me. I admire her, and though she's five years younger than me, I strive to be like her. She's so smart and secure. She's sensitive to people's feelings, but not afraid of what they think."